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Arkansas Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders added to list of Americans banned from Russia

BY: - May 24, 2023

This story was updated at 12:55 p.m. on Thursday, May 25, 2023. Arkansas Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders joined the ranks of several Arkansans who aren’t allowed into Russia in response to U.S. sanctions. The former White House press secretary was included on a list of 500 more Americans who have fallen out of favor with […]

A corn field and nearby wind turbines on June 13, 2018, in Dwight, Illinois. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Limits on foreign ownership of U.S. farmland gain support in Congress, despite skepticism

BY: - March 20, 2023

WASHINGTON — Bipartisan momentum is building in Congress to restrict China and other foreign adversaries from purchasing U.S. farmland, a reflection of a similar push by some states as well as apprehension over Chinese spy balloons, rising land prices and growing international competition.  “Foreign ownership of agricultural land threatens small family farms and the overall […]

U.S. Army soldiers at Fort Carson, Colorado, transport their M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System vehicles. HIMARS are made in Camden, Arkansas, by Lockheed Martin. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Nathan Clark/Released)

White House unveils $2B in weapons for Ukraine on one-year anniversary of Russian invasion

BY: - February 24, 2023

WASHINGTON — On the one-year anniversary of Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine, the Biden administration announced an additional $2 billion in weapons and a host of new sanctions targeting Russia’s key industries and government officials. The Friday announcement came on the heels of President Joe Biden’s historic and surprise visit to Ukraine’s capital Kyiv, where […]

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy gives a Ukrainian flag signed by members of the Ukrainian military to U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) as he addresses a joint meeting of Congress in the House Chamber on Dec. 21, 2022. In his first known trip outside of Ukraine since Russia invaded, Zelenskyy met with U.S. President Joe Biden and outlined Ukraine's request for continued military aid. (Photo by Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images)

Zelenskyy pledges a fight for ‘common victory’ against Russian tyranny in visit to U.S.

BY: - December 21, 2022

WASHINGTON — President Volodymyr Zelenskyy evoked images of the “great American soldiers” of World War II as he appealed to Congress Wednesday night to continue U.S. assistance in defending Ukraine from deadly Russian shelling and targeting of civilian infrastructure. The historic and surprise visit to the United States by the wartime Ukrainian leader marked his […]

‘Winter is here’: Chess champion Kasparov warns that Ukraine war is a test for democracies

BY: - October 9, 2022

FULTON, Mo. – The invasion of Ukraine awakened free countries to the threat posed by Russia and Vladimir Putin, but whether they will sustain that resistance to dictators is an open question, former world chess champion Garry Kasparov said Friday during a speech at Westminster College. On the Missouri campus where Winston Churchill warned in […]

USDA hopes to boost fertilizer production as soon as next year

BY: - September 28, 2022

The U.S. Department of Agriculture will invest $500 million to increase domestic fertilizer production, doubling its previous commitment, the agency announced. The federal dollars would boost long-term projects and ready-to-go proposals that might have an effect as early as next year. Some of the first projects to get funding from the Fertilizer Production Expansion Program […]